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Worldwide Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit
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He was set to travel to Jordan later in the day and then continue on to Israel on January 21. Pence has been briefed on the government shutdown as he flies across the Atlantic Ocean to the Middle East. men's figure skating champion who is believed to be the first openly gay U.S. Winter Olympian, criticized the White House's selection of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the 2018 U.S.

Worldwide Four gunmen raid Kabul hotel
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A guest hiding in his room in the hotel told AFP he could hear gunfire."I don't know if the attackers are inside the hotel but I can hear gunfire from somewhere near the first floor", he said without giving his name. At the entrance to the building, there was a physical inspection that could be easily evaded by scaling a low-level barrier and entering the lobby. The Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul is under attack according Reuters, citing an interior ministry ...

Worldwide Senate sets 10 pm Eastern vote on bill to avert shutdown
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And yet in another tweet , Trump criticized the Republican short-term funding measure, opposing a sweetener meant to make it hard for Democrats to vote against it. Late Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that the possibility of keeping the government open was "not looking great". "They're in charge", Schumer said yesterday as he entered his Capitol office.

Worldwide Terrorist Who Murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach Killed in Firefight with Israeli Troops
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A Palestinian family says it has killed one of its members after Gaza's Hamas rulers said he aided Israel in killing three of the militant group's commanders. Israel has not yet released the identity of the terrorist who was killed overnight. In addition to the threats aimed at Jarrar, Liberman claimed that Hamas is now in a tattered state in Gaza, where it rules, and is therefore trying to arrange terror attacks in the West Bank such as the January 9 drive-by shooting outside Havat Gilad ...

Worldwide Russians Plunge Into Icy Water to Mark Epiphany
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In a show of both religious piety and bare-chested machismo, Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped down to a bathing suit and stepped into a frigid lake on Friday, surrounded by monks and television cameras. Epiphany is a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity observing the baptism of Jesus. The Russian leader has made his religiosity increasingly pronounced in public statements and appearances in recent years, while also emboldening the Russian Orthodox Church's conservative social ...

Worldwide Kris Dunn Has Scary Fall on Face After Dunk
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Grant has been steady as a backup, averaging 7.6 points and 4.6 assists. The Bulls couldn't complete the comeback bid, as Golden State closed out a 119-112 victory for their franchise-record-tying 14th consecutive win on the road. "He was also evaluated for potential concussion and at this time is clear f concussion symptoms". Dunn didn't travel as the Bulls flew to Atlanta to begin a three-game trip Saturday.

Worldwide Cory Booker blasts Republicans for amnesia over Trump's
Author: 0 Cory Booker blasts Republicans for amnesia over Trump's "shithole" remark

Nielsen said what struck her during the meeting was "the general profanity that was used in the room by nearly everyone". Nielsen said she didn't believe the president spoke about wanting to bring more people from Norway "specifically", but she said she used that nation as an example after the prime minister had told Mr.

Worldwide CT cuts water quota further as Day Zero looms
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Cape Town, a city seated beneath the Table Mountain and was once a haven of abundant natural water may just become the first major city in the world to run out of water as a result of three years of low rainfall and a growing population and an increase in water consumption.

Worldwide ICE plans major sweep in Northern California, Bay Area
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California Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to Homan Wednesday expressing concern that "rather than focusing efforts on violent criminals, raids carried out in neighborhoods and workplaces could result in the deportation of individuals who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time".

Worldwide Could you pass the cognitive test that Donald Trump took recently?
Author: 0 Could you pass the cognitive test that Donald Trump took recently?

White House doctor Ronny Jackson went in front of the media to discuss Donald Trump's health-revealing that the 71-year-old President's "overall health is excellent ". "So yes, I have great respect for people who - great respect for this doctor, but if that's what 6-foot-3, 239 pounds looks like, that's a shock to me".

Worldwide Protesters vandalise posters of Tiger Zinda Hai in Jodhpur
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In fact, with such numbers, you can expect the opening numbers can become more than the predicted Rs 40 crore. The first day is expected to be around the 36 crore mark, give or take a crore, and that too on a working day! And Neelesh Mishra, Ali Abbas jointly ventured in story and screenplay of the film.

Worldwide U.S. withholds $65 mn from Palestinian aid programs: State Dept
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Belgium is together with other EU member states and the European Commission by far UNRWA's largest donor. The U.S. pledge was made just days before Nikki Haley , the U.S. But although the agency is trying to lay the blame for the layoffs at America's doorstep, UNRWA had already chose to begin slashing expenses: an already ballooning deficit of $174 million preceded the USA funding cut.

Worldwide Take the cognitive test that President Trump passed during his physical
Author: 0 Take the cognitive test that President Trump passed during his physical

The doctor said he was getting a nutrition specialist to meet with the White House chefs, "to make sure we're cutting the calories and the fats and the carbohydrates as much as we possibly can while making good meals for him". He also points out that it can be tricked by someone with a very high level of education. "It has limitations", he said. The president performed "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening, which is not standard but was requested by Trump.

Author: 0 Hollywood movie '12 Strong' ready to hit theaters

The Thor star saddles up as an Army Special Forces captain in 12 Strong (★★½ out of four; rated R; in theaters nationwide Friday), a commendable war drama based on the first American military offensive in Afghanistan following 9/11.

Worldwide Britain will be welcome back in European Union after Brexit, says Juncker
Author: 0 Britain will be welcome back in European Union after Brexit, says Juncker

The Taoiseach told MEPs that he wanted the United Kingdom to keep its ties to Europe as close and as deep as possible while protecting the EU's internal market and the Customs Union. The Department of An Taoiseach declined to respond to Mr Wilson's comments. "No. Not involved in any plots with anyone", he said. "I would not want to push anyone into a corner", he said.

Worldwide Bernard Law, former archbishop of Boston, dies in Rome at 86
Author: 0 Bernard Law, former archbishop of Boston, dies in Rome at 86

We highly doubt there is a single victim of abuse who will ever receive the same attention, pomp and circumstance by Pope Francis . Amid a groundswell against the cardinal, including rare public rebukes from some of his own priests, Law asked to resign and the pope said yes.

Worldwide Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Christians in Egypt
Author: 0 Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Christians in Egypt

Two police officials were among those who were killed in the horrific shooting spree near the church, local news agency MENA reported . One attacker was killed and another has fled the scene on a motorbike, the statement said . Attacks against Coptic communities have especially increased during Christian holidays. Two police officers were among those killed, reports said. Around 10% of Egypt's population is Christian, and the majority belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Worldwide Four expatriates kidnapped in Kaduna
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The group, travelling in two vehicles, was reportedly attacked on their way from Kaduna to the capital Abuja, about two hours away. "The two police escorts attached to them engaged the kidnappers in a fierce gun battle, which resulted in the unfortunate death of the two police officers", Aliyu said.

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